Janelle Christensen is the Parent Advocate at the Family Support & Treatment Center in Orem, UT. She graduated with her BSW from Brigham Young University Hawaii in 2012 and has been working with parents using the Love, Limits and Latitude curriculum since, in addition to presenting in the community regularly. She enjoys providing parents with tools to help their children and families thrive.
Jennifer Doty Cornett is excited to share her mama-bear moments and parenting do-nots alongside her mother Kris Doty. Jennifer received a Bachelors Degree in Behavioral Science at UVU, and a Masters Degree in Social Work from the University of Utah. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. She currently works as a social worker for Intermountain Home Health and maintains a small private practice in Salt Lake City.
Dr. Nate Cottle is an Associate Professor of Family Studies at Utah Valley University. He holds a Doctorate in Human Development and Family Studies from the University of Texas, and Master’s and Bachelor’s from BYU in the same field. At UVU, Nate teaches courses in romantic relationships and family life education and serves as the Family Studies Program Coordinator. He is a Certified Family Life Educator who has made over 100 community presentations and workshops to individuals and couples nationally and internationally. He has worked with the Twogether in Texas program and Oklahoma Marriage Initiative. He has also worked with the military through the Strong Bonds and Yellow Ribbon programs, and was appointed by Governor Herbert to serve on the Utah Governor’s Commission on Marriage. He has published several journal articles, educational curricula, and book chapters, and presented at national conferences, including the National Council on Family Relations and the National Association for Relationship and Marriage Education.
Kris is a graduate of Utah Valley University, having received her bachelor’s degree in Behavior Science. She earned a Master of Social Work degree from Brigham Young University and a doctorate in Social Work from the University of Utah. She researches issues surrounding early returning missionaries and depression in LDS women. Kris is a licensed clinical social worker with a specialty in crisis intervention. Her practice experience includes crisis counseling in the emergency room at Utah Valley Regional Medical Center, and conducting individual and group therapy at a residential treatment facility for adults with learning disabilities. She is currently a disaster mental health volunteer with the American Red Cross and maintains a small private practice. She is also a popular speaker and trainer on topics related to early returning missionaries, depression and perfectionism, and self-care. Kris is currently the Chair of the Department of Behavioral Science at Utah Valley University and teaches in the BSW program.
Bri Ewell is the Education Specialist at the Family Support & Treatment Center. As such, she serves as a community educator about child abuse prevention and frequently does presentations in junior high and high schools. Her professional experience includes work in residential treatment centers helping teenage girls and their families in the recovery process. Bri enjoys being outdoors and participating in international humanitarian work.
Karen Fairchild is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) at the Family Support & Treatment Center (FSTC) in Orem, Utah where she is a mental health counselor. Karen has a Bachelor’s Degree in Marriage Family and Human Development and a Master’s Degree in Social Work. Prior work experience includes 5 years in Early Intervention at Kids on the Move and 9 years at Wasatch Mental Health's GIANT Steps Autism program. Karen is a certified Bringing Baby Home Gottman educator. She has also been actively involved at both the state and county level in promoting and linking families to supports and services.
Encarni Gallardo serves as the Children’s Service Society Executive Director. As such, she is responsible for the overall administration of the agency and contract service compliance. With more than 25 years of experience, Encarni received her Bachelor of Arts in Education at the Universitas Malacitana, Spain, and received her Certified Program Manager (CPM) accreditation from the State of Utah. Encarni presents at local and national early childhood conferences, she is a certified Touchpoints trainer by the Touchpoints Center in Boston, MA and is a Bilingual Accreditation Observer for the National Association for Family Child Care.
Suzanne has worked with adults who are on the Autism Spectrum and those with Learning Disabilities for the past 9 years. She has co-developed, and currently teaches, a social skills curriculum that is geared specifically for teens and adults. Suzanne has had the opportunity to present at many national conferences on social skills and transitioning into adult services. She graduated from Brigham Young University with a B.A. in Political Science.
After working for ScenicView Academy for 6 years as a recreation therapist, Ryan was recently hired as a psychotherapist at ScenicView. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Recreation Management from Brigham Young University, and recently finished his master's degree in Mental Health Counseling from University of Phoenix. He has presented at a local, state, and national level on topics such as transition planning, ScenicView’s recreation therapy and social skills programs, and working with individuals with ADHD.
Julie Nelson is a wife and mother of five children. She holds a Master's in Marriage, Family and Human Development. Her scholarly research and relationship articles have been published in journals and news media outlets. She is the author of two books: Keep it Real and Grab a Plunger: 25 tips for surviving parenthood and Parenting With Spiritual Power. Julie is a parenting guest expert on KSL TV and BYU radio and is a full time lecturer in Family Studies at Utah Valley University. Her website is aspoonfulofparenting.com.
Grant Richards is a Professor of Psychology at Utah Valley University where he teaches classes in mediation, communication, family studies and positive psychology. He and his students work with many schools in the Alpine and Provo School Districts teaching conflict resolution skills, facilitating parent/teen mediations and conducting the Strengthening Families program.
Scott graduated from the University of Phoenix with a Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling. Scott has worked for ScenicView since it opened, and has enjoyed seeing its growth, and seeing the students benefit from the services provided there. Scott also works with the WHY TRY organization as a National Training Consultant helping youth and others develop the social and emotional skills necessary to reach their goals.